6021re Carman and designations of troops
- Jan 2, 2010Gang,
I have noticed that Carman, in his Antietam OOB at the end of the
battle manuscript found on this link
) uses the designations of Green Troops, Trained Troops, Veteran
Troops, Elite Troops and Crack Troops.
I understand the how and why of his designation of Green Troops,
especially for the nine month units in the AoP (and similarly for
the Trained Troops). Veteran troops would be those which had at
least seen one battle.
Any one know what criteria he used to distinguish between Elite
Troops and Crack Troops?
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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